Gnocchi​ with Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Have you tried ever tried gnocchi? They are essentially light, fluffy pillows of potato goodness. Usually made with 2 ingredients: flour and potatoes.  

I have made my own before and they turned out great, but to make this an easier recipe I used store-bought. Trust me, it was just as tasty! Tossed in a creamy roasted red pepper sauce and garnished with fresh parsley and red pepper flakes. 

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This creamy sauce is slightly cheesy, smoky, and sweet from the peppers and lime. These three flavor combinations make for a delicious sauce with a great depth of flavor! 

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This recipe is…

Super simple & easy 

Healthy & 100% vegan 

Creamy and luscious

Delicious!! 

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Gnocchi with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce


By: Taavi Elizabeth     Serves: 2-3

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Ingredients 
Cashew cream 
  • 1/2 cup soaked cashews (in boiling water for 10 min.) 
  • 1 tsp lemon juice 
  • 1/2 cup almond milk 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch 
  • 1/2 tsp each: finely chopped fresh oregano & parsley 
Red pepper sauce 
  • 1 red bell pepper 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil or 1 tsp fresh 
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast 
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon 
Optional add-ons
  • Fresh parsley 
  • Red pepper flakes 
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Drizzle a bit of oil over red pepper and roast on a baking sheet for 25-30 min. or until very soft and charred. Set aside. 
  2. In a high-speed blender, blend all cashew cream ingredients until creamy. Pour into a small bowl and set aside. Rinse blender and keep out. 
  3. De-seed and de-stem red bell pepper. Add to the blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until creamy. 
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-low. Pour in cashew cream. Stir for 2-3 min. until slightly thickened. Add fresh herbs. Pour in red pepper sauce and stir. Turn heat to low while preparing gnocchi. 
  5. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add gnocchi and cook for 5-6 min. or until they have floated to the top. Drain and reserve a small bowl of pasta water.
  6. Add gnocchi to the sauce. Stir to coat. Pour in a few tbsp of pasta water if the sauce has thickened too much. 
  7. Serve and garnish with fresh parsley and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. Enjoy

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